Temperatures to ROCKET AGAIN after heavy rain pummels UK — BBC Weather

Blanche Robertson
August 12, 2018

"Any showers gradually clearing, leaving a fine but chilly evening".

The heatwave will feel like a lifetime ago for families as the tail end of the U.S. storm sweeps in from the Atlantic.

Storm Debby, which formed 1,200 miles east of Boston earlier this week, did not hit the United States mainland.

Up to 30 millimetres of rain could fall within an hour in certain places in the United Kingdom, and there is potential for thunderstorms, lightning, hailstones and winds as strong as 60 miles per hour in some areas.

Some disruption to transport is now expected.

Weather predicted the United Kingdom will continue to see heavy showers throughout next week as a "muggy" weather system moves in across the country.

"Predominantly unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain at times for most areas, and some mainly brief, drier brighter interludes".

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According to the Met Office this evening and tonight the north-east will see "Scattered heavy showers across the region will die out this evening to leave a dry night with some long clear spells developing".

As of Friday morning, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are closely watching an area of low pressure located half-way between the Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Minimum temperature 6 °C. "Maximum temperature 22 °C".

Heavy rain and gales threaten floods in parts through the following days as a barrage of storm systems tear in from the west.

A spokesman said: "Local flooding is possible from surface water in parts of the south-west of England and Wales later on Saturday and on Sunday, due to some persistent heavy rain". Sunshine and showers on Monday, then Tuesday seeing some sunny spells but perhaps a little rain later.

However, the change in temperatures are only set to briefly disrupt the warmer weather, as forecasters are now predicting a return in warm temperatures which could last well into October.

The Met Office this week issued its three-month outlook, which states the United Kingdom could see warmer-than-average temperatures in the autumn.

"The coldest of our five categories is less than five per cent".

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